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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 14, 2007 3:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nice pic of the boys in the zone from 2-14-70

I'm not slamming Slayer or metalheads - one of the more intense musical experiences I ever had was at a Slayer show and I think Tool is one of the most interesting bands of the last 20 years. Indeed, Nine Inch Nails (not metal per se, but you get the point) was how I spent my law school graduation night. My buddy got me front row tix as a gift and I blew off the ceremony for that. Great, great show.

The point I was trying to make was that at least during the period when I caught most of my shows (early to mid-80s), the scene was pretty evenly split between the sexes and there was an awful lot of interaction between people from all walks of life. In short, there was plenty of "hooking up" between the sexes. Of course, a lot of this sprung from the fact that folks were often camping out in the same locale for several days in a row as opposed to the one night show coming to town. I just have not been to many other shows where the female contingent was as strong and as inviting (although I can name some exceptions). Bottom line is you were a lot more likely to show up solo and leave with someone at a dead show that at any other concert I've been to. For me, at least, that had an awful to do with the pull of the "scene".

It's one in ten thousand that comes for the show....

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 14, 2007 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: "Speed, acid, lids?"

Plenty o' hook ups at the Fillmore East. All you had to do was tell 'em Pig Pen said it was okay.

But as to the vibe--remember that the Hell's Angels' New York Chapter headquarters were all but next door.

Vroom, vroom.

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Jul 15, 2007 10:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Speed, acid, lids?'

born in 62 i came of age somewhat late, a lid even in 75-76 was a thing of the past. Where did that name come from. I can never ever remember buying a lid, seeing a lid, and I guess I wish i could ride in the GhostofPig wayback machine, figure it all out or at least sit back and let it all happen....

by the way ghost i for one am a big fan...

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 16, 2007 7:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Speed, acid, lids?'

A lid came from the amount of marijuana that fit in the "lid" of a Prince Albert tobacco tin. The weed was placed in bulk into the 1 ounce cans. The culture terminology for decades was that you bought a "can" of weed. The bulk of weed that stacked on the lid of the Prince Albert can sold for a lesser price and was called a "lid" of grass. These were all bulk approximations and nobody needed a scale when they purchased a "can or lid" of marijuana.

Lids on the street varied from 1/4 to an ounce to whatever.

Perhaps this is how Prince Albert got stuck in that can in the first place.

This post was modified by ghostofpig on 2007-07-16 14:13:44

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Poster: nagdot Date: Jul 16, 2007 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Speed, acid, lids?'

we called a lid a baggie full of weed with it being filled all the way with just the flap or lid left to close. like you said could be 1/4 ounce bud or ounce plus. our reference to prince albert was 2 things: choco mesc in caplets or a strip club in niagra falls canada

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Poster: Edsel Date: Jul 16, 2007 8:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Speed, acid, lids?'

My basic recollection is that a lid was approximately an ounce on Haight Street in the summer/fall of '67. 32 lids from a key, and the rest was for the house. You could get a lid for $6.00 if you knew the right person, otherwise $10 was the street cost. Damn, that was a long time ago.

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Poster: winslow's 25m Date: Jul 16, 2007 9:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re:

weights were secondary.........if you got a good deal on a key [$50-75 ] in was passed on to the consumer.........4 fingers

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Poster: nagdot Date: Jul 16, 2007 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Speed, acid, lids?'

i remember a nickel bag bein 5 bux, a dime 10 bux ,a lid was 25 bux. late 70s early 80s

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 16, 2007 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Speed, acid, lids?'

Now that is some arcane trivia right there. Can't recall if you've ever mentioned your line of work. Linguistics a vocation or just a hobby?

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Poster: dc2 Date: Jul 16, 2007 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Speed, acid, lids?'

Excellent answer to that Prince Albert question. I learn so much here. Thank you Ghostofpig.